January 17, 2012
[Video] Coding Session #13: AJAX with Servoy
For this coding session we have a very special guest: Patrick Talbot from ServoyForge. Since he and I had scheduled this session in, we also invited a number of other programmers from around the interwebz to hang out with us. The end result is a dynamic exchange of ideas that ranged far from the original intent of the session!
Ostensibly, this session is about how to do an AJAX call with Servoy. It covers the full round trip of sending and receiving data, executing code on both the client and server side, and debugging tools and strategies to easily see how everything works.
This is for a website that Patrick is doing with the Sutra CMS platform. Very nice design. The AJAX call is needed for implementing dynamic searching.
Video Part 1: This is where I set up my development environment with Patrick's website. You'll see me go through setting up another Servoy developer in one Servoy install, setup database connections and transfer data, and hook into a shared SVN. Helpful if you are a Servoy developer with the need to work on multiple projects and very helpful is you are looking to get into Sutra CMS development.
Since this all takes time and is rather boring, Patrick happily regales us with his knowledge of the upcoming Servoy 6.1 and integration with ServoyForge and answers various other questions the crew throws at him.
Video Part 2: We hit AJAX right out the gate here. Get it all working, then do the SVN thing and make sure it all works on Patrick's machine. Once you see how we put it all together, I think you will agree that not only is AJAX a powerful technique to have in your bag of tricks—it is easy to do.
In part one Patrick let slip an unannounced special project he was working on for Servoy developers. Somehow we managed to get him to do a full demo of it after we were done with the coding thing. How about a modeling tool that hooks right into your Servoy database/table and relations files?
That's right. And you heard it here first: Servoy Modeler by Patrick Talbot.
Many thanks Patrick! And also Troy, Lach and Rob for helping make this one fun coding session.
>> That's right. And you heard it here first: Servoy Modeler by Patrick Talbot.
Well...that's not entirely true.
At ServoyCamp 2011 it was already mentioned and a screenshot was shown.
But true...you got the real demo ;)
Posted by: Robert Ivens | Jan 18, 2012 4:23:33 PM